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Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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very good

2,674 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,674
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 146
Gots: 231 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz poured in a tulip.

A- Very aggressive pour. Black with a three finger tan head.
S- Smells to the high heavens of coffee of all different flavors. Dried smokey java beans and other coffee notes.
T- Very coffee based, more so then any other beer I have tried. Tons of dry coffee bean notes. Lots of smoked flavors and even some chocolate.
M- Not a ton of smokeyness but not a too dry of an aftertaste. This beer is surprisingly refreshing. A great coffee based stout.
O- This is a very good stout, tons of coffee flavors and a unique bite to it. Will probably buy again in the future.

TwelveOunces, Jan 22, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled on Sept. 22, reviewed Jan. 20. Poured into a Bell's tulip.

Blackish, with red hues in the light. Creamy, brown head is small but leaves some lacing.

Smells like straight-up coffee beans, mostly. Chocolate also.

Flavor is much of the same. Slightly bitter, medium-roast coffee--more like regular coffee than espresso, to me--and sweet chocolate notes that remind me of chocolate chips. Overall, though, this isn't a sweet beer. Some earthy notes in the finish.

This one is smooth and less creamy than might be expected. Low carbonation fits for the this beer.

Overall, this is a good coffee-forward stout, if that's the kind of thing you're looking for. Legit coffee flavors and just the right amount of bitter and roastiness to keep it an easy drinker.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bells Java Stout, reviewed from notes 1/14/12. Thanks to a great trader for this one.

12oz bottle packaged Nov 16th, Batch No, 17096. Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a dark black with a distinguishable red hue but is remarkably opaque in the glass. Good looking creamy mocha-colored head dissipates pretty rapidly; lacing ok.

S: Earthy astringent cold coffee with a definite spicy kick.

T: More of the same. though with a noticeable chocolate malt presence as well. Noticeable spicy earthy lightly piney hops.

Drying and astringent and bitter like a good French Roast.

MF: Medium, wet, and then dry on the finish.

O: A good coffee beer and one I would love to have again.

Scotchboy, Jan 16, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a pint glass a black, thick liquid with a small 1/4" off white head with a splash of tan on it. Very little lacing occurs and sits around 3/4 of the glass after some time.

S - Just a booming aroma of java & dark chocolate chip. Some coffee and earth tones in there as well. A really pleasing java chip scent.

T - More java chips with some coffee and earth tones in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation with a slightly dry finish.

O - A very good stout with no booze scents. Very pleasing aroma and taste.

brstls4drmrs, Jan 15, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A- Pours almost black with a 1/2 finger head with minimal lacing.

S- Smells of deep dark roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, small amounts of alcohol, and a nice roasted malt character.

T- Roasted coffee/espresso notes, bittersweet chocolate, a bit of an earthy hop character, some sweet vanilla as well.

M- Thin and overly carbonated.

O- Pretty decent coffee stout. One of the better ones I've had.

stxSS07, Jan 15, 2012
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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